Samuel Awailua Tong
Samuel Awailua Tong 68, of Hawaii Kai, passed away on August 19, 2022. He was born in Honolulu on January 26, 1954, to Sing Hung and Harriet Kunane Tong. Sam is survived by his devoted spouse Kristy Stromer Tong; his children: Amy (Mike), Amos, Ammon (Kim), Anna (Micah), Adam, Austin, and Anela; his ten grandchildren and his brothers Norman (Shirley) and Randy (Blossom). He is preceded in death by his infant son Aaron Awailua Tong, his sister Mary Charlotte (Jay) Larson, who passed away on August 17, 2022, and his beloved parents.
Sam graduated from Kamehameha Schools, class of 1972. He was a three-sport star athlete in HS and he played football at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Sam served on his LDS mission to Tokyo, Japan before earning his bachelor's degree in Japanese. Sam worked tirelessly for 25 years with the U.S. Secret Service, followed by a 15-year career in private security.
Services will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai, 219 Lunalilo Home Road, Honolulu. Visitation 9:30 a.m.; Services 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place on September 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

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